Looks pretty legit right!
After running through the modeling challenge and making sure that was at a good level which you saw in the first image, we then worked on his lighting & visualization.
He had to learn things like:
- How to use the best lighting practices for products
- How to use and apply materials properly to his products
- As well as teaching him contextual advertising so his work doesn't just look like the amateur renders you see most hobbyists creating
Wilson wanted the ability to create professional product advertisements for his clients and after a few weeks he now can..
As I said; you really don't need to spend years learning this stuff to produce good work..